[mythtv-users] 2010 Mac Mini front end

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Tue Nov 15 15:05:39 UTC 2011

On 11/05/2011 05:55 AM, Michael Ling wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 6:06 AM, Mark Lord<mythtv at rtr.ca>  wrote:
>> On 11-10-25 04:39 AM, Michael Ling wrote:
>>> I have an intel-based mac mini which I've been using as a FE.  Any plans for the
>>> osx build to someday support VDPAU or am I dreaming?
>> Install Linux onto it instead of OS/X,
>> and then you can use VDPAU etc.
> Ok, my mac mini 4,1 or mid-2010 mac mini now dual boots into Oneiric...
> I get these dreaded lines:
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802232 E  VDPAU: Error at mythrender_vdpau.cpp:574
> (#23, The system does not have enough resources to complete the
> requested operation at this time.)
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802246 E  VDPAU: Failed to create output surface.
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802252 E  VDPAU: No presentation surfaces
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802258 E  VDPAU: Failed to create VDPAU render device.
> 2011-11-04 23:02:53.802272 E  VidOutVDPAU: Failed to initialise VDPAU
> and I've been reading that it's cause my mini is allocating 256megs
> for video ram.  Any way to change this?
> Or will it allocate more video ram if I increase my system memory?
> It's got the standard 2GB on it currently,
> but if solving my issues involves buying more ram, then I'm willing to
> go for it.

Check the BIOS.
Most systems with an internal video chip allow you to set the RAM to be 
allocated to video, in the BIOS. All of my computers with an internal 
video chipset have this (one Zotac ION, one Asus ION, one Asus Intel).
You should not need any extra memory although it cannot hurt.
BUT NOTE: check to see if you will be forced to buy 4G of memory in 2 
matched 2G sticks. ( I guess that should be $G of memory!) Many boards 
seem to require this for 2-channel interleaved memory access. I have no 
idea if this is so on the Mini.


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